Vanderbilt Pre-Specialty (for non-RNs) MSN 2013 - page 4

by sarahdukie

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Hi All, There doesn't seem to be a thread yet for pre-specialty Vandy applicants (the thread going now seems to consist mostly of grad entry), so I thought I'd start one! Any other pre-specialty folks out there? I am from... Read More


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    As far as I know the only specialty that requires an interview is PMHNP. So if that's what your chosen specialty is and you don't hear from them about scheduling an interview, its probably not looking good. However, I'm almost positive they are not done interviewing. Reading last years forum it seemed like they were interviewing the whole month of January, if not into February.
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    Oh okay, when you said they were finishing up interviews it sounded like they were done with interviews this week. I did apply for the PMHNP so I guess all I can do is wait. Thanks for all the info!
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    I just called admissions. They said that they have not reviewed all applications yet and will be interviewing through the month. I applied just before Thanksgiving, and the admissions rep said that my file was sent to faculty for review on January 8th. She said I could still definitely hear from them, and not to give up hope yet. She also confirmed that only students they are interested in will be interviewed. Holding my breath now--good luck everyone!! =)
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    That's good to hear. I hope you guys all get interviews and hopefully we can all get in! If anyone is interested in trading stats (GPAs, GRE scores, experience, volunteer, etc.) let me know and I'd be more than happy to. Maybe give us a better idea of where we are all standing.
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    Thanks, I'm happy to share stats for PMH.

    I have a 580 on the verbal, 5.0 on analytical, but only 480 on quant (last time I took a class other than stats was in 1997 =). I have a 3.7 in prereqs, 3.93 for a BA in Communications and Social Science and a 3.59 from Duke for a Master of Divinity, 10 years human services experience including last 2 at Seattle Children's Hospital, 4 years counseling experience, one year clinical mental health experience, am bilingual and have lived and volunteered in Guatemala. Any else?
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    Quote from hannahzp
    So if we don't get an interview soon we should assume we're not getting in?
    Only PMHNP is required to have an interview. All other specialties ask for an interview if there is something on your application they would like to talk about. That's the exact answer I got from the admissions director in December. So, don't assume you aren't getting in if you don't hear anything!
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    In regards to stats, I didn't do as well as I wanted to on the GRE. I got a 155 verbal and 148 quant and a 4.5 on the writing. My pre req GPA is 4.0, undergraduate degree in psychology with a 3.6. I have volunteer experience working with children with autism and other behavioral disorders. I have worked in a hospital for the last 4 years and have been volunteering in the PACU for about 6 months. I think that's everything!
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    You guys look to have awesome stats. I took the old GRE and I got 670 on Verbal, 760 on Quantitative, and a 5.0 on Analytical Writing. I have BS in Biological Anthropology and BA in History with a 3.8 overall GPA. My prereq GPA is 4.0. I spent a couple of years as a service missionary in Southeast Asia and Africa. I really don't have any healthcare employment experience or volunteer experience in a healthcare setting. After looking at you guys, kinda wishing I had now...
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    Has anyone applying for the FNP heard anything new?
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    Both your stats are very impressive! JB, you certainly aren't lacking in academics--there was at least one student last year who was waitlisted due to lack of experience, but then again, the purpose of the program is to create a path for those of us with different life experiences and training to become nurse practitioners. You had an interview, that is good news, now all you can do is wait and hope! And for those of us who aren't selected to interview by the end of the month, at least the agony won't drag out until March...


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